Portugal player ratings: Cristiano Ronaldo at the double as Roberto Martinez's men run rampant against Luxembourg

Bernardo Silva Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2023
It was a clinical display from the visitors as they had a four-goal lead at the break before adding two more late on

Portugal made easy work of Luxembourg as they ran out 6-0 winners in their European Championship qualifying match on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo was at the double in a clinical first-half display for Roberto Martinez's men, while Joao Felix and Bernardo Silva were also among the goals.

The visitors had the victory wrapped up by half-time and although Luxembourg saw more of the ball over the final 45 minutes, there was little they could do to have a chance of getting back in the match.

Rafael Leao made a fantastic impact after coming off the bench as he set up Otavio for the fifth goal in the 77th minute before recovering from a missed penalty by tucking in his team's sixth.

GOAL rates Portugal's players from Stade de Luxembourg...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence

    Rui Patricio (6/10):

    After having nothing to do in the first half, he was called into action in the second but was hardly under any great pressure.

    Antonio Silva (7/10):

    Helped Portugal build from the back and carried the ball forward to look for better passing options.

    Ruben Dias (7/10):

    Quiet defensively but reliable on the ball like Silva.

    Danilo Pereira (6/10):

    Had a goal disallowed for offside and made some good defensive blocks in the second half.

  2. Midfield


    Diogo Dalot (5/10):

    Not as heavily involved as his team-mates and hardly a direct threat on goal.

    Bruno Fernandes (7/10):

    His well-placed ball to the back post helped create the early goal and his through pass set up Ronaldo's second.

    Joao Palhinha (8/10):

    Made some excellent runs and passes to support the attack. Set up Bernardo Silva's goal with a fine cross.

    Bernardo Silva (8/10):

    Sent a spectacular cross in for Joao Felix to double Portugal's lead before heading in his team's third.

    Nuno Mendes (7/10):

    Did well to meet Fernandes' cross at the back post to nod it down for Ronaldo's simple finish. Got forward a lot as Portugal kept pressure on the hosts.

  3. Attack


    Cristiano Ronaldo (8/10):

    Perfectly placed to nudge in the early goal from close range before taking a pass on in his stride and sliding in the fourth. A vintage display from the team's leader.

    Joao Felix (7/10):

    His header left goalkeeper Anthony Moris with no chance and he linked up well with his co-stars.

  4. Subs & Manager

    Subs & Manager

    Goncalo Ramos (5/10):

    Replaced Ronaldo after 65 minutes and blocked Ruben Dias' shot to prevent him from scoring.

    Ruben Neves (6/10):

    Took Bernardo Silva's spot in the second half and hit the bar with a free-kick.

    Rafael Leao (8/10):

    On for Bruno Fernandes for the final 15 minutes and set up Otavio with a lovely cross. Had a penalty saved later but recovered with a late goal in a fantastic cameo appearance.

    Otavio (7/10):

    Came on to take Joao Felix's place and was immediately involved with a fine headed goal.

    Diogo Jota (N/A):

    Got a five-minute run out so did not have time to influence the match.

    Roberto Martinez (7/10):

    Put out a strong team that dominated from the beginning but they eased up a bit too much in the second half. His changes proved effective, though, with Rafael Leao looking dangerous, Otavio scoring and Ruben Neves hitting the bar.